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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009 T ii k Boston Glob e B13 3 MCGOWAN, Thomas P. Of Southern Shores. N C. Decern per 2, zoov. Age 78. Lov ine husband of Barbara A. ot I SS3(Kenney) McGowan. Loving father of Thomas Mc-" Gowan and his wife Cheryl of Atlanta GA, Sean McGowan and his wife Kathleen of Andover, Kevin McGowan and his partner Angie Whisman of Rockville. MD, Dr. Maureen Despres and her husband Darrin of Winterville, N.c. and Terrence McGowan and his wife Laura of Howell, N.J. Cherished Grandfather of ten. Brother of Emily Smith of Winchester, Helen Morley and Rose McMillan both of woburn. Sheila Kwedorof Billerica, Brenda Sass and Pat Scharfe both of CA. and the late Paul McGowan and his wife Martha McGowan of Winchester. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2009 in St. Charles Church Main St. Woburn at 10 A M. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. At the families request visiting hours have been respectfully omitted. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery, Arlington. Donation's may be made in Thomas' memory to: The Disabled American Veterans P.o Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 4S250-0301 Attn: Gift processing Late Korean War Army veteran. Lane Funeral Homes Winchester-Burlington 781-729-2580 MORGAN. Michael P. Age 52, of Millis, formerly of Med-field, December 27, 2009. Husband of Donna M. O'Neill Father of Leigh A. Furbush and husband Garrett of Milford and Justin M. Morgan and his fiance Rochelle Boisclair of Uxbridge. Grandfather of Alyssa Furbusn. Brother of Donald J. Ross and wife Barbara of Bourne, Robert P Ross and fiance Patsy Critchett of NH, Wayne A. Ross and JoAnn callow of Medfield, Charles T. Morgan of FL, and the late Wanda L. Vienot. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. His visiting hours will be at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home. 15 Miller street, MEDFIELD, on Saturday, Jan. 2nd, at 1:00p m. followed by a service at 3:00p.m. If desired, donations may be made in Mike's memory to the Sons of the American Le- ion Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 9, Medfield, MA 02O52. For guest book, obituary, directions, and additional information see Roberts-Mitchell Funeral service Medfield MORINE, Edgar J. Age 77, of Haverhill, died Dec. 20, 2009. Husband of the late Gladys (Colby). Father of the Rev. John Morine and his wife Allison of Baltimore, Gary Morine and his wife Mary of Beverly, Michael Morine and his wife Karen of Salem NH, Julie Spintig and her husband Robert of Manchester by the Sea Brother of Frank Howard Morine and his wife Joanne of Sparks, NV. John Morine and his wife Dorothy of Arlington and Patricia McDor-mand of Ossipee, NH. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews He also was the father of the late Frank Howard Morine and brother of the late Margaret Flynn. A memorial Funeral service will be held on Saturday January 2. 2010 at 1 1am at the First Parish Church. Congregational in Manchester by the Sea. Officiating will be his son. Rev John. For online guestbook please visit www. legacy com. contributions may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association. 311 Arsenal St Watertown, MA 02472 David H. Gonet Funeral Home Salem, MA 978 745 4168 murphy, Raffaela M. "Rae" (venutt) of Hyde Park and East Boston. December 28. Wife of the late Paul J. Murphy. Daughter of the late Anthony Venuti and Margaret (Karagozian). Loving mother of Paula J Murphy of Marstons Mills and Michael P Murphy BPD District 2 of Hyde Park. Loving Nana of Lauren and Stephanie. Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, 22 Oak St., HYDE PARK, Thursday morning at 1 1 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Most Precious Blood Church at 12 noon. Relatives and friends invited Visiting hours Wednesday evening 4-8. Late state employee for the Shat-tuck Hospital Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery. For directions or guest book Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home Hyde Park 617-361-3216 NUNNALLY, Betty P. (Joy) Of Mattapan, December 28, 2009 Wife of William "Bill" Nunnally. Mother of Errick Nunnally (Errika). Sister of Walter "Gypsy" Joy She is survived by a host of many other relatives and friends. Funeral service. Thursday at 1 1 AM, Davis Funeral Home of MATTAPAN. 654 Cummins Hwy. visiting with family 10 AM. Interment, Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mattapan To send a sympathy message to the family visit OLIVER. James Richard 80. of Westbiook. ME, December 28, 2009 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Scarborough. ME Visitation 6-8pm Wednesday, December 30th at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland, ME. Prayers 9 15am Thursday, December 31st at the chapel A 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial at St Patrick's Church, 1342 Congress Street, Portland. ME. Interment Monday, January 4th in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, ME online condolences may be expressed to the family at wwwctcrawford com. In lieu of flowers, donations to: Hospice of Southern Maine. Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 180 us Route one 1. Scarborough, Maine 04074 or St Juries Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN , 38101 -99SO or St. Patrick's Church. 1342 Congress Street. Portland. ME 04102 OSTROWSKA. Alice C. In Arlington former ly of East Cambridge. Daughter of the late Zyg-mont and Catherine Devoted sister of Clara of Arlington and the late Lillian. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home. 5 Chestnut St.. Rte 60, ARLINGTON (adacent to St Agnes Church) on Thursday at 10 a m Funeral Mass in St. Agnes Church at 11 a m Relatives 8r friends invited. Visiting hours Wed 2-6 Late 41 year employee AT&T, member Telephone Pioneer Club For directions, obituary & on-line condolences visit keefefuneralhome com Share your memories. Celebrate a life and share your thoughts and memories in an online guestbook. Visit boston, comobituaries and follow the prompts. corfl panciocco. Richard J. "Dick" of walpole. formerly of Hyde Park, Dec. 28th, age 75. Beloved husband of Marion L. (Kenney). Father of Donna and her husband Dennis Hamilton of Braintree, Gail and her husband Donald Ruxton of Kingston, Cathy and her husband Rick Ormon of Yarmouth-port, Patti and her husband Paul McCarthy of Norwell, Chip and his wife Marianne and Michael and his wife Michelle Panciocco all of walpole. Brother of Joseph and his wife Sally Panciocco of East-ham. Loving Grandpa of 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral from the Alexander F. Thomas & Sons Funeral Home, 45 Common St., WALPOLE, Thurs. morning at 10:30 followed by a Mass of Christian burial in Blessed Sacrament Church, Walpole, at 11:30. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Weds, evening 5-9. Please, at the family's request, in lieu of flowers donations in Richard's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., Mass. Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Interment private. For directions or guestbook Alexander F. Thomas & Sons F.H. Walpole 508 668-0154 PILAVIN. Nathan "Nat" Of Newton, on Monday Decem ber 8, 2UUV. For 4j years -the husband of the late ;Norma (Fincke). Father of ; Rabbi Robert Pilavin & his wife Maxine of ManalaDan. NJ, Richard Pilavin 8. his wife An-neke of Lincoln, Rl, James Pilavin & his late wife Carrie of Newton, and Stanley Pilavin 8. his wife Kimberly of Sudbury. Grandfather of Channah Charlton, Moshe and Sara Pilavin, Samantha Pilavin, Jacob and Nathan Pilavin, Stephanie, Matthew and Julia Pilavin. Brother of Harold Pilavin. Services at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard Street, BROOKLINE, on Wednesday December 30 at l2noon. Interment at Mohliver Cemetery, 776 Baker street, west Roxbury. Memorial observance through Thursday evening at the home of James Pilavin. Please omit flowers. Levine Chapels. Brookllne 617-277-8300 RAFFERTY, Mary charlotte Of Maiden, December 27, 2O09. Daughter ot the late jonn ;and Rose (Myette) Rafferty. :Sister of Margaret Van esSHeuverswyn ' Tx ard the ir" late Bernard Rafferty. Aunt of Gail Rossetti of Bristol, NH and Rosemary Van Heuverswyn of TX. Visiting at the E E. Burns & Son Funeral Home, 204 Main St., Maiden Thursday 8:30 - 9:30 am. A Funeral Mass to follow in the Church of the sacred Hearts at 10:00 am. interment Forest Dale Cemetery. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Late WW II Army Veteran. ROBBIN, Linda (Gorln) Entered into rest. Dec. 29 of Mid-dleton, formerly of Lynnfield. Beloved wife of the late Daniel M. Robbin. Devoted mother of Stuart and his wife Victoria Robbin of Danvers, Lori and her husband Bob Kramich of Lynnfield. Loving sister of Robert and his wife Elizabeth Gorin of St. Louis, MO, Joan and her husband Mark Lappin of Weston. Cherished grandmother of Alexander, Zachary, and Caroline Robbin, Matthew, Evan and Benjamin Kramich. Devoted partner to Edward Snow of Salem. Services at the Stanetsky-Hyman-son Memorial Chapel, 10 vinnin St., SALEM-SWAMPSCOTT line on Thursday, Dec 31 at 12:00 Noon. Interment will follow in the Temple Beth Shalom Memorial Park, Danvers. Memorial Observance following the interment until 8 O0 pm, Friday 2-5 pm, Saturday 7-9 pin, Sunday 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm at her late residence, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St.. B-102. Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www santosuosso, James A. Age 7 7, of New Port Richey, FL, i passed away on Thursday, TWfcssDecember 24, 2009. He ;was born and raised in cSSMalden, MA. He is the son li"""of Rose and the late James W. Santosuosso. James is survived by his loving wife, Josephine and their five daughters, Jamie and husband Michael Bannon; Gail DeSantis; Nancy Fielding; De-bra stempien; Amy Santosuosso; his ten grandchildren, Michael and James Bannon; Andrea and Christina DeSantis; David and Charlene Fielding; Steven and Anthony stempien; Jessica and Tyler Sturnpf. sister Susan lohnson; brothers Robert and Philip; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements: Calling hours will be 2 to 4 pm on Sun-clay, January 3. 2010 at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Trinity, FL. SATTER, Pauline (Segal) Of Newton on Friday, December 25, 2009. Loving mother of Lome Cooney and devoted grandmother of David Cooney Dear sister of the late Dorothy 8i Al Feldman. Fond aunt of Steven and Mark Feldman and Jessica & Scott Steinberg Dear friend of Yvonne Brown and also survived by Janet & Ben Corey. Private graveside services were held at Sharon Memorial Park. Remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA OIOI Levine Chapels, Brookllne 617-277-8300 SCANLAN, Richard Joseph 71. of Harwich, formerly of Quin-cy, Boston and Dorchester, December 21, 2009 Loving and devoted companion of the late David M. Knauf. Beloved brother of leanne M McCarthy and her husband Bob of Dennis MA, Bob and Joanne Scanlan of Dennis MA. Anne L. Pushard and her late husband Clyde of Canton. MA Beloved uncle of Mane L. McNeil-ly of Norfolk MA. Robert E. McCarthy Jr. of Norwell MA, Kevin M. McCarthy of Windsor Ct, Robert M Scanlan Jr of Dennis MA. Timothy j. Scanlan of Westwood MA, Daniel F. scanlan of Westwood MA, Grace M. Nunziato of Medfield ma, & Lawrence M. Pushard of Canton MA Mr scanlan is also survived by sixteen wonderful grand nieces & nephews along with a loving cousin, Patricia A. Walsh of Milfon MA Relatives 8. fi lends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Saturday , January 2. 2010, 4-8PM. in the Doane Beal 8. Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134 SOUTH DENNIS MA 508-385-7116 Funeial services will be private SHAFFER, Gertrude "Goodie" Lillian Age 89, of Lynn, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 in the Milton Rehabilitation in Milton Born in Lynn she attended Lynn Schools and had lived in Lynn all her life she worked as a bookkeeper to several firms in Boston's garment district. She was a long time member of Cong Ahabat Shalom in Lynn Beloved daughter of the late William and Sarah Shaffer, and sister of the late Samuel and Benjamin Shaffer. Survived by her sister-in-law Rose Shalfer of Swampscott. her nieces, Paula Schatz and her husband David of Needham and Wendy Shaffer of Haverhill; and cousins. William. Milton, and Ronald Shaffer Also survived by great-nephews. Samuel Schatz and Jay Schatz and her great-niece Nina Schatz all of Need-ham. Services will be held at the Stanetsky Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St . Salem-Swampscott line on Thursday. December 31. 2009 at 10 OO AM Interment will be at the Congre Ration Ahabat Shalom Cemetery. Route 114, Danvers. Shiva will take place immediately after the funeral at the Clubhouse at the Summit Estates, Paradise Road. Swampscott. MA. SICO. Phyllis "Fanny" (Raguccl) ot Everett Dec 27 beloved wife of the late Pasquale Sico and the late Winston Bickford and loving mother Robert Bickford of Everett and the late David Bickford, Carol Dapitito.and Arnold Bickford Sister of Mary Marsala. Ida Natale, Eleanor Ragucci Annettie Patton, Carmela Natale, and Gloria Ragucci and the late Charles. Carl, and Emilto Ragucci. Gand-mother of Donna, Michelle, Michael, Paul, Kelly Ann, Nicole, Roberta, Shawna, Danielle. Holly. Christina, and Valerie Step-mother of Jennie. Frankie and Joe Sico Also survived by 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews Dear friend of Rose Marie Bellandi Funeral from the Murphy O'Hara Funeral Home 519 Broadway Everett on Thursday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10am. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4 to 8 Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Murpfiy 0 Mara Funeral Home Everett 617 387-0506 SULLIVAN. Gertrude E. "Chlckle" (Tlerney) Of Fort Meyers, FL formerly of Hyde Park, December 28. Beloved wife of the late John J. Sullivan and the late Theodore E. Gillen. Visiting hours Friday 4-7. Complete notice on Thursday. George F. Doherty & Sons Needham 781-444-0687 TAYLOR, Ann M. (Ferrulo) 78 of Peabody, formerly of Brook-line, died peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Monday December 28. 2O09 with her family by her side, she was the beloved wife of the late Frederick L. Taylor. Jr. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3-7. Funeral Mass Monday at 10:00 AM. Complete notice Friday. For further information and guestbook visit VAN NESTE, Vincent J. "Vlnnle" Of Hampstead, NC formerly of Canton, age 73 by accident on Dec. 22, 2009. Devoted husband of Helen (Sroczinski) 8. father of Debbie Caflisch of Mandeville LA, Jimmy of Valrico. FL. 8i Kenny of Hampstead NC. Beloved grandfather of 8 and brother of victor F. of Wakefield, Philip J of Falmouth, and Phyllis Pollini of Culver City, CA. Services were held in NC on Dec 26. Memorial donations may be made to The Scleroderma FoundationN E Chapter, 462 Boston St, suite 1-1 Topsfield. MA 01983-1239 on-line Guestbook VARNEY. Lloyd Robert Of Ipswich and Ft. Myers. FL. De cember z, uuv. et?iuvt;u :husband of Mary (veno) :varney and loving father of iRob varney and his wife "Terri of Flliot ME. Kathv De- fina and her husband Paul of Wayland and Ellen Perry of Ipswich. Also survived by seven randchildren and a sister. Pru-ence Young of woburn. His funeral will be held Saturday. January 2, 2010, 8 am from the whit-tier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High street, Ipswich, followed by a 9:00 am Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Hope church. Pine swamp Road, Ipswich. Relatives and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Friday 3:00 to 7:00 pm Interment with Naval Honors will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich, in lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to Hope Hospice. 9470 Health Park Circle. Fort Myers. Florida. 33908. For directions or to send a condolence, please visit WARREN, Samuel B. Of Brighton December 24, 2009. Funeral Mass of the Resurrection in The Church of the Advent 30 Brimmer street Boston Wednesday at 11 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. For directions see httpvwww.theadvent org. For obituary and guest book please visit Lehman & Reen Funeral Home Brighton 617 782 1000 WEBBER. Edgar F. Of Norwood. Dec. 28, age 93, beloved husband of An--nette R (Boivin), devoted ;father of James F. and wife jrsuaniia ot Newton, Thomas II - H. and wite Amy ot la ca and John E. and wife Con-Lynn of Windsor CT also survived by 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Brother of Kenneth Webber of Norwood, and the late Horace, Elliot, Preston. Russell and Margaret Webber and the late Phyllis Smith, the late Doris Daley Brother in law of Rev Henry P. Boivin Sr Priest Retired and Louise G. Daley and the late Jeanne Boivin. Funeral from the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, 1248 Washington St.. Norwood Thurs at 10 am. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St Catherines Church Norwood at 11 am. Visiting Hours Wed. 5-8pm. Interment private. WWII Army Air Corps vet., received 2 Purple Hearts. Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home Norwood 781-762-0482 WHITTREDGE. Donald G. Of Jamaica Plain, Dec 27th, age 90 He was predeceased by his wife Patricia (Keefe) Whittredge of 55 years Father of Peter Whittredge of Northampton, Anne Whittredge and her husband Ted Carman of Jamaica Plain 8. Jean Whittredge of Providence. R.I. Grandfather of Paul & Nicholas Whittredge Services will be held at the All Saints Episcopal Church, 209 Ashmont St (Dorchester) Saturday Jan 2nd, 2010 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Donations in Donald's memory may be made to the Circle of Caring at Hospice of The Good Shepherd, 2042 Beacon St, Newton. MA 02468 Arrangements by the Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home. JAMAICA PLAIN 617-522-2500 Guest book at mannandrodgers com YOUNG. Martin Of Natick, Formerly of Wellesley, rlmH mi f rr Q in Iho sage of 95 "Marty" as most people caneo mm, was !2Sbom in Cambridge on Nov. lr"""30, 1914 He was a graduate of the class of 1932 from Rindge Technical School, he fulfilled a post graduation course in Mathematics in 1933 For over 10 years his late brother and father operated "The Fry shop" in Noith Cambridge, on Mass. Ave. He was employed by Dewey 8c Almy Chemical Co. (W R. Grace) for 13 years. Martin was a Veteran of both World War II and Korea He was a Sea-bee in WWII and had a combat star and commendation for South Pacific invasions An inactive reservist, he was called to active duty in the Korean Conflict serving with the US Navy Martin was employed at the S8.H Green Stamp Warehouse in Natick for 19 years retiring in 1975. He married the now late Helen (Richardson) Young in 1948. He is survived by his son William M Young and his wife Diane of Natick Grandfather of Michael Medeiros and Steven and stefanie Young Great grandfather of Cadence Medeiros. Brother of Madelene Young of Somerville A Memorial Service will be held in the George F Doherty & sons Funeral Home 477 Washington St. (Rt 16) wellesley on Sat. Jan. 2nd at 3PM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visitation prior to the service from 2-3PM Expressions of sympathy may be made in Martin's memory to the animal shelter of your choice. For online guestbook gfdoherty com George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781 235 4100 CLASSIFIED HOLIDAY HOURS NEW YEAR'S WEEK Boston Globe Classified Advertising will be open: Thursday, Dec. 31 9 am 6 pm and New Year's Day Fri., Jan. 1, 2010 1 pm - 6 pm For more information on deadlines, please call 617-929-1500 Email: classified a die Boston l?Iolic Stan Benjamin, 95; coach and Major League scout By Marvin Pave GLOBF. CORRESPONDENT When the Houston Astros asked for Jeff Bagwell from the Red Sox in exchange for relief pitcher Larry Anderson late in the 1990 season, a deciding factor was Houston scout Stan Benjamin's report on Bagwell, a third baseman on Boston's minor league team in New Britain, Conn. Anderson, a 36-year-old veteran who helped the Red Sox win the American League East title, left Boston that year for free agency. Bagwell, however, went on to hit 449 homers in 15 seasons with Houston and was National League Rookie of the Year in 1991 and Most Valuable Player in 1994. "Stan's positive evaluation of Bagwell was definitely a catalyst in our taking him," said Tal Smith, Astros president of baseball operations. "He was a vital cog in our organization who had the ability to convey his opinion in a precise manner. You always knew where you stood with him. "He was a longtime employee, but more important, a longtime friend." Mr. Benjamin, a member of the McDaniel College and Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association halls of fame who scouted for the Astros from 1965 to 2002, died of heart failure Christmas Eve at his daughter's home in North Harwich. He was 95. A multisport star at Framing-ham High and Western Maryland University (now McDaniel College in Westminster, Md.) and a former football and baseball coach at Greenfield High School, Mr. Benjamin played with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1939 to 1942 and the Cleveland Indians in 1945, mainly in the outfield. He had a .229 career average. "Dad had a twinkle in his eye and a sense of humor right to the end. He joked that he was so fast, if he was allowed to steal first base, he would have batted 1.000," said Mr. Benjamin's daughter, Nancy White of Houston. Mr. Benjamin, who received a special recognition award last year from the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, was Houston's amateur scout for the New England region and its talent appraiser of American League East teams and their minor league affiliates. He was a frequent visitor to Fenway Park with notebook in hand and cigars in his pocket. He also scouted Major League teams during spring training in Florida and spent countless summer evenings evaluating some of the nation's best college players in the Cape Cod League. "I met Stan when he was scouting games at UMass and the Cape League," said Dick Bre-sciani, Red Sox vice president. "He was a very good talent evalu-ator with a friendly attitude and a desire to help high school and college players in New England succeed. And he was a mentor to many young scouts." A 1932 graduate of Framing-ham High, Mr. Benjamin re- Bob Holder, THE DENVER POST DENVER - Bob Holder, who grew up under tough conditions on a western Colorado farm, got his first truck-driving job at age 20. After several years, he opened his own trucking business with relatives. Today, HVH Transportation is a $50 million a year operation with 370 drivers and 80 support personnel serving customers in the West and Midwest. Isaac Schwartz, Russian composer ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. PETERSBURG - Isaac Schwartz, the composer whose music adorned some of the most popular movies of the Soviet era, has died. He was 86. Mr. Schwartz died at his home just outside St. Petersburg on Sunday, the St Petersburg Composers Union said. The group did not specify the cause of death. Mr. Schwartz started his ca Obituaries to. i -.A'7m"' Stan Benjamin played with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1939 to 1942 and the Cleveland Indians in 1945. ceived a sports scholarship in 1934 to Western Maryland, where he played football, basketball, and baseball and once competed in track against Ohio State star and Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens. "He told us that he actually raced Owens while wearing his baseball cleats," said his daughter. "When the football team was holding spring practice the same time as the baseball team, he'd go from one field to the other." As a sophomore end on the college's football team, Mr. Benjamin was presented with the game ball autographed by his teammates after a 12-6 victory at Boston College. He signed a pro baseball contract with the (minor league) Baltimore Orioles in 1938. Because of his ties to the Boston area, Mr. Benjamin was given a day in his honor at Boston Braves Field in August 1941 while playing for the Phillies against the National League's Braves. He was also an assistant football coach on Foxy Flumere's staff at Northeastern University in the early 1940s. In 1945, Mr. Benjamin moved to Greenfield, where he resided for 49 years, to become an assistant football coach at Greenfield High School under his former coach at Framingham High, Carl (Ump) Nichols. In 1948, after his final season as a minor league manager in California, he started coaching full time at Greenfield High and working as a physical education teacher at the junior high with little time to spare. "He had 48 hours to get from Fresno to Greenfield if he wanted the job," recalled White, "so he packed up the family car and made it on time. There were water bags draped across the hood because we were traveling through desert." Mr. Benjamin was Greenfield's head football coach from 1958-64 and head baseball coach truck company founder Mr. Holder died Dec. 1 7 at age 80 in Denver. He never viewed the hard times of his childhood with his parents and five siblings as tough. But he was determined to help his family avoid his experience of living in a small mountain cabin near Hotchkiss with no lights, heat, or running water. Mr. Holder first drove a truck for his uncle, whose rigs were leased to Ringsby Truck Lines. reer in the early 1950s, eventually earning fame for his romantic and melodic soundtracks to such beloved Soviet films as 1969's "The White Sun of the Desert" and 1975's "The Captivating Star of Happiness." Helped by composer Dmitri Shostakovich early in his career, Mr. Schwartz went on to write the music for 1 10 movies and 35 theatrical performances. . Tr . m i from 1948-64, guiding the baseball team to several Western Massachusetts championships. He retired in 1975 to work full time for Houston. A respected high school and college basketball referee in New England, Mr. Benjamin was also an assistant football coach at Deerfield Academy in 1964 and 1965. "He was from the old school, a square shooter, but fair," said Tom Suchanek, a longtime Greenfield High baseball coach who played for Mr. Benjamin's teams. "Stan drafted me out of college (University of Vermont) for Houston. Without his influence, I wouldn't be where I am today." Mr. Benjamin met his late wife of 54 years, Barbara (Hall) when she was a student at Framingham State Teachers College. They were married at 1 a.m. on New Year's Day 1941 at her home in Raynham. "The rule was female students at the college could not be married or they would be expelled ," said White, "and Philadelphia, according to my dad, didn't want their players getting married during the season. Because the town records weren't published until the following Jan. 1, their marriage wouldn't be revealed until 1942 after mom graduated. "Dad said she was like his American Express card because he wouldn't leave home without her. He also said he never worked a day in his life because nothing he did seemed like work." Mr. Benjamin leaves two other daughters, Janice Speakman of North Harwich and Joanne Kozachuk of Port Charlotte, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. A funeral service will be held today at 1:30 p.m. in Second Congregational Church in Greenfield. Burial will follow in Green River Cemetery in Greenfieldi Mr. Holder eventually was dispatcher, line driver, supervisor, safety manager, and a regional vice president and director of transportation. In 1977 he, his wife, and other relatives bought Thacker Brothers Transportation and renamed it HVH Transportation. They started with 75 employees and served only Colorado, growing to the company's present size. Mr. Schwartz was born in 1923 in then-Soviet Ukraine. His family later moved to Leningrad, now called St Petersburg, where his father was arrested on trumped-up charges by Soviet secret police in 1936 and executed two years later. Mr. Schwartz and his family spent eight years in internal exile before they were allowed to return home.

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